Know Your IP Network

An IP-networked based system can be reliably built. And it all starts with planning. By anticipating worst case scenarios, predictable performance can be achieved. Leverage the knowledge and expertise of your partners to create a plan for success that...


Tim Holloway is the vice president of Sales & Marketing, Security Solutions, CSC/WESCO, Carol Stream, Ill.,

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Tools of the Trade

Here are a few tools available to help you design IP systems that are both reliable and predictable:

Server and Storage system calculator:

NVR Design Tool:

IP Camera design tools:

Pull quote:

"Design the IP-based network to accommodate the weakest links and worst-case scenarios with some overhead."